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Antibodies Against Malaria Measured With a New Tool, New Finding

Antibodies against multiple Plasmodium falciparum proteins (or antigens) can be measured using a simple, accurate and reproducible assay that requires very small amounts of blood.

In a series of recently published articles, a team led by ISGlobal — an institution supported by "la Caixa" Foundation — reports the development and optimization of several 'quantitative suspension array' assays (qSAT) that could help assess natural and vaccine-induced responses to malaria and other parasites.

Heart Rate And Its Effects

Humans have been aware of their heart rate for thousands of years. But knowing the meaning behind the beats isn't so simple. Myriad factors affect our heart rate, including our age, medical conditions, medications, diet, and fitness level. Today, they are even more aware of our heart rate, thanks to devices such as smartwatches that can measure every beat during rest and exercise. 

Preoperative Evaluation Important in Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization

Young athletes with shoulder instability are considered to be a high-risk group of patients following arthroscopic shoulder stabilization given the high recurrence rates and lower rates of return to sport, which have been reported in the literature.

However, according to researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in San Diego outcomes may be improved by proper patient selection and reserving arthroscopic stabilization for athletes with fewer incidents of pre-operative instability.

Current ACL Return to Sport Criteria Fails to Identify Second Injury Risk

Returning to your sport after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and not suffering a second injury is often difficult but for a kid who suffers an ACL injury figuring out how to prevent reinjury is even more tricky, say researchers presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego. This research study also received the STOP Sports Injuries Award during the meeting